James Fleming – Potomac, Maryland

The surprising thing about going solar is that there haven’t been any surprises – the system has, thus far, been completely worry free.

James Fleming, Solar Homeowner – Potomac, Maryland
Went solar with the Rockville Solar Co-op in 2015
System size: 9.18 kW, 34 panels

Why did you decide to go solar?

We decided to go solar because it was cost-effective, good for our carbon footprint, and we enjoyed the science behind a photo-voltaic system.

Why did you decide to go solar with a solar co-op?

The solar co-op was a benefit because of the negotiated rates for the equipment and installation.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering going solar?

The solar co-op was relatively simple, like having a general contractor, with the equipment rates and installers negotiated in advance.

Has anything surprised you about going solar?

The surprising thing about going solar is that there haven’t been any surprises – the system has, thus far, been completely worry free.

Do you have any data on your solar system’s performance?

Since April 25, 2016 the system has produced 6.83 MWh of electricity with a daily max on June 14 of 48 KWh. The mobile app indicates that our 10,562 lbs of CO2 emissions saved are the equivalent of 266 trees planted. Yeah!

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